Frequently Asked Questions
Filter range hoods have a tightly coiled mesh filter that traps grease and oil, but reduces the fans power. Also the grease and dirt builds up and the filter becomes smelly and ineffective until replaced. Cyclone`s filter-less range hoods do not recycle air into the house but rather use grease cups that collect the grease for convenient disposal. Charcoal filters recycles the air rather than having it vented outside of the house, and are much less effective and powerful than both filter-less range hoods and those with mesh filters.
Installing a Cyclone Range Hood is fairly straightforward and each machine does come with detailed installation instructions. However installing a range hood on ones own is not recommended for those who are novices in electrical or handy work.
An under-mount range hood fits underneath the cabinetry, secured to the bottom of the lower shelf. The ductwork is hidden by the cabinetry and vents through the shelves and to outside of the house. A canopy range hood is secured to the wall above the stove, and has a large venting shaft that extends upwards into the ceiling. There is no cabinetry as the canopy hood takes up all of the space above it.
The power of a range hood is measured by how many cubic-feet-per-minute (CFM) of air the machine can draw.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a range hood. The power, or amount of (CFM) cubic-feet-per-minute that the machine can draw is very important along with the relative noise level. The style, colour, material, and overall aesthetics of the fan should be considered, as should the functionality of the fan, such as whether or not it requires a filter. The specific features that a particular fan boasts are important as well such as the warranty, digital control panels, the number of fan speeds, and self-cleaning features.
To clean and maintain a Cyclone range hood there are a number of options. First, you can spray a mixture of dishwasher soap and water into the fan blades while the machine is running. The soapy water will run the same path through the machine as the grease, effectively cleaning all of its internal components, and be dispensed in the grease traps for convenient disposal. Second, and most effective, is to manually take the machine apart and thoroughly clean each part by hand. As for the exterior of the machine it is as simple as wiping the surface areas with a damp clothe, buffing it to a nice shine.
The function of a range hood is to prevent flare ups from the cooking surface from burning or in extreme case catching the cabinets above the cook top on fire. Range hood can also provide ventilation, helping to clear the cooking area of smoke, steam, odours, and grease generated from the indoor cooking. Carbon monoxide, methane and nitrogen oxide are all produced from the combustion of natural gas.
The stainless steel used in Cyclone range hoods range from 24 – 22 gauge. The only exception being our DCB series of hoods which are quite thick:
The automatic timer can be set from 3 to 9 minutes. The fan will run until the timer ends and the unit shuts off automatically.
For everything related to CFM, please refer to the article, What is ‘CFM’ and How Does it Impact Choosing a Range Hood.
Your range hood should generally match the width of your cooktop, ie. a 30” wide cooktop pairs with a 30” wide range hood.
Some range hoods are called “convertible” hoods in that they can be vented outside the home/apartment or have the air recirculated through a charcoal filter to remove odours.
For everything you need to know about sones please refer to, Sones: What You Need to Know Before Your Purchase a Range Hood.
Yes, absolutely. If, for example, you had a 24” or 30” width OTR you could replace it with a 24” or 30” under mount range hood.
Yes, we have a number of inserts ranging from 250 CFM to 1200 CFM. Go to Inserts Main Page
Yes, we own our factory and can design and build custom hoods to meet a project or markets specific requirements, including size, CFM, style, material etc.
For information on cleaning your range hood filters, please refer to article, Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Range Hood.
Baffle filters are made from a 24 gauge, 304 grade stainless steel and should last for as long as you own the hood. Replacing one may be required in the event that it becomes damaged. Mesh filters on the other hand are made from sandwiched layers of aluminum mesh. These are less durable and may become discoloured, clogged or damaged and may require replacing more often to ensure your range hood is operating at peak performance.
Please refer to article, Tips fo Cleaning and Maintaining Your Range Hood.
For Cyclone’s warranty please refer to the Product Registration Page.
Please refer to the article, Selecting the Ideal Range Hood To Match Your Unique Cooking Needs
Cyclone is proud to offer a wide array of range hoods. Our hoods are separated into four broad categories: Undermount / Wall Mount / Insert / Island
Some range hoods are called “convertible” or “recirculating” hoods in that they can be vented outside the home/apartment or have the air recirculated through charcoal filters to remove odours.
Some range hoods are called “convertible” hoods in that they can be vented outside the home/apartment or have the air recirculated through charcoal filters to remove odours.
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If you have an issue with your Cyclone product please fill out the Service Request Form on our website.
If you have an issue with your Cyclone product and require a service visit from a technician please fill out the Service Request Form on our website.
Make-up air is additional air that you may require if you run a high-CFM hood often or for long periods of time. If you suck too much air out of your kitchen, it creates negative air pressure and will affect how your hood functions. To address this issue, purchase a make-up air kit that directs fresh air air from outside your home, which will recirculate throughout your kitchen.
We welcome professional retailers and installers to join our authorized dealer network. This program is for bulk orders of 5-10 range hoods at a time. As a Cyclone Range Hoods direct dealer, you have access to our full product line, volume pricing and unmatched customer support. Please email us at email@example.com to get in touch with a sales manager.
For Summer Seasons
Step 1. Set your Cyclone booster fan to “COOL”
Step 2: If the floor register you are replacing with the booster fan has weak air coming through it turn the dial on the Booster Fan Plus until it is between the red and blue line.
Step 3: Place it into the floor register opening. Shortly after your air conditioner begins to run check it to see if the booster fan is running as well. If it turns on while your air conditioner is on than you may proceed to the next step. If not you will need to move the dial towards the red ever so slightly and repeat step 3. NOTE: the thicker the line red or blue the less sensitive the sensor becomes and requires stronger air flow for the booster fan to turn on.
Step 4: Check to see if the booster fan turns off a few minutes after your air conditioner has stopped running. If it does not shut off, than ever so slightly move the dial towards the thicker part of the blue line. Repeat Step 3 and check to see if the booster fan turns off shortly after your air conditoner stops running. If it does you are all set!
There are two easy steps to getting your Cyclone Booster Fan Plus working automatically.
Step 1: For Automatic control set the switch to either HOT or COOL, depending on whether you want the fan to activate upon sensing cooling air conditioned air or warm heated air.
Step 2: Tune the TEMPADJUST dial to your desired level of sensitivity NOTE: This may take a few adjustments on your part to get the Booster Fan in-sync with your thermostat; generally the range is about ten degrees from most sensitive to least sensitive in either HOT or COOL mode. For example in HOT mode, on the most sensitive setting the fan will automatically turn on when it senses even slightly heated air, whereas in the least sensitive setting the air would have to be heated significantly. Again, it may take a few adjustments to get the Cyclone Booster Fan in-sync with your thermostat or air conditioning system. For clarification, if the Booster Fan is set to HOT mode it will not turn on immediately with the furnace, rather it will turn on when all of the unheated air is out of the ducts and it begins to sense heated air. Once you have the Cyclone Booster Fan Plus turned to your thermostat you will never have to worry about it again. Just set it and forget it!